Herbs and spices must be a staple in your kitchen cupboard but they are also been used for years for medicinal purposes. There are a few herbs and spices that can help you do a little better in the chilly weather and deal with fever and cold. Sage leaves Use sage to relieve cold and sore throat in winter recommends yoga and Ayurveda expert Raman Mishra. Apart from adding sage to your sauces and pasta you can also use sage in your tea. Just steep some sage leaves and add honey and lemon to the tea to enhance the flavour.